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Hello! I'll be joining Sheffield Hallam University in Jan 2024 as a Msc Dietetics student.
I wanted to know about the affordable accommodations locations which are safe for students and also within walkable distance to Sheffield Hallam, Collegiate Campus.
Original post by Foramzzz
Hello! I'll be joining Sheffield Hallam University in Jan 2024 as a Msc Dietetics student.
I wanted to know about the affordable accommodations locations which are safe for students and also within walkable distance to Sheffield Hallam, Collegiate Campus.

Hey there @Foramzzz !
Firstly, welcome to Hallam! Secondly, all the accommodations are very well-managed with receptionists that collect your parcels and as far as I'm aware most of the have on-site security. The closest accommodations to Collegiate Campus are LIV Student and The Forge. Both of those are very nice accommodations and two of the most social accommodations if you're looking to make friends and meet people. They're both also in a really good location as LIV Student is directly next to a Waitrose supermarket and the Forge accommodation is right next to an Aldi supermarket. They're not too far away from the city centre either which is very helpful.

Hope this helped!
Lucy - Digital Student Ambassador SHU
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Original post by hallamstudents
Hey there @Foramzzz !
Firstly, welcome to Hallam! Secondly, all the accommodations are very well-managed with receptionists that collect your parcels and as far as I'm aware most of the have on-site security. The closest accommodations to Collegiate Campus are LIV Student and The Forge. Both of those are very nice accommodations and two of the most social accommodations if you're looking to make friends and meet people. They're both also in a really good location as LIV Student is directly next to a Waitrose supermarket and the Forge accommodation is right next to an Aldi supermarket. They're not too far away from the city centre either which is very helpful.

Hope this helped!
Lucy - Digital Student Ambassador SHU

Thankyou so much for your answers!! I'll check those out.
Original post by Foramzzz
Hello! I'll be joining Sheffield Hallam University in Jan 2024 as a Msc Dietetics student.
I wanted to know about the affordable accommodations locations which are safe for students and also within walkable distance to Sheffield Hallam, Collegiate Campus.



If you are a postgrad student, PLEASE think twice before living in the halls that hallam advertise, as they are full of first year undergrads who are noisy and it won’t be great for such an intense course.

As for the suggestion below, I wouldn’t touch the forge with a barge poll, it’s very outdated and overpriced for what it is. I would suggest CRM Cosmos, which is in the city centre, not far of a walk from collegiate campus. For a postgraduate student, they have so much to offer with bookable spaces that are soundproof and it’s got much of a classier vibe.

Liv student is also a lovely student accommodation, which is much closer, however make sure you ask to be placed with other postgraduate students. The Elements is also a nice accommodation if you’re placed in a quiet block, preferably ‘A block’ on a higher floor, as the others (B,C,D,E) are prone to noise from the courtyard at night.

Shame on whoever suggested that a postgrad student should live at The Forge!!
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Original post by larajharrods
If you are a postgrad student, PLEASE think twice before living in the halls that hallam advertise, as they are full of first year undergrads who are noisy and it won’t be great for such an intense course.

As for the suggestion below, I wouldn’t touch the forge with a barge poll, it’s very outdated and overpriced for what it is. I would suggest CRM Cosmos, which is in the city centre, not far of a walk from collegiate campus. For a postgraduate student, they have so much to offer with bookable spaces that are soundproof and it’s got much of a classier vibe.

Liv student is also a lovely student accommodation, which is much closer, however make sure you ask to be placed with other postgraduate students. The Elements is also a nice accommodation if you’re placed in a quiet block, preferably ‘A block’ on a higher floor, as the others (B,C,D,E) are prone to noise from the courtyard at night.

Shame on whoever suggested that a postgrad student should live at The Forge!!


Thanks for giving such an honest answer! Do you know which accommodations do the international students mostly book?
Original post by Foramzzz
Thanks for giving such an honest answer! Do you know which accommodations do the international students mostly book?


No worries at all, I'm glad to help. There are a lot of accommodations that are popular with international students, most of which are in the city centre near the city campus. Cosmos has a lot of international students from china, middle east etc and is very diverse! It has a mixture of Hallam and UoS students there too so it's a lovely environment. I have stayed here and would recommend. It is in the perfect location, great transport links, near supermarkets & shops. Close to city centre, on a main road and it's always busy. Security always working at the front desk and nobody can access without a key card. You can collect parcels any time of the day/night as well!

LIV student also has a notable amount of international students, however there are more first years UG students staying at LIV, and it can be noisier. If you do stay in any student halls/accommodation please ask to stay with other PG students who are studying for masters or PhD and your experience will be much better!

A lot of the international students I knew at Sheffield stayed in Cosmos, Liv, Hollis Croft, Vita, Bailey Fields, Steelworks; but beware some of these are a further walk from collegiate campus.
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Original post by larajharrods
If you are a postgrad student, PLEASE think twice before living in the halls that hallam advertise, as they are full of first year undergrads who are noisy and it won’t be great for such an intense course.

As for the suggestion below, I wouldn’t touch the forge with a barge poll, it’s very outdated and overpriced for what it is. I would suggest CRM Cosmos, which is in the city centre, not far of a walk from collegiate campus. For a postgraduate student, they have so much to offer with bookable spaces that are soundproof and it’s got much of a classier vibe.

Liv student is also a lovely student accommodation, which is much closer, however make sure you ask to be placed with other postgraduate students. The Elements is also a nice accommodation if you’re placed in a quiet block, preferably ‘A block’ on a higher floor, as the others (B,C,D,E) are prone to noise from the courtyard at night.

Shame on whoever suggested that a postgrad student should live at The Forge!!

Hey there @larajharrods !
The Forge has recently (in the past year) been taken over by a lovely new letting agent who have worked hard to modernise the property and overall make it so much more of a fun place to live. It is no longer a Unite accommodation and I believe this was in order to bolster its reputation and make it a brighter place to live. They host events in the reception areas to help people socialise and meet new people and when you book you can see who's living in what flat in terms of year of study and whether they're an undergraduate or postgraduate.

I would also agree about Cosmos, it's a lovely high-rise accommodation with lots of social areas and different room types to choose from. It's important to remember that not everyone shares the same opinions about accommodations and that the experience is what you make of it. I also agree that the Elements is a great choice for student accommodation, although a couple more minutes of a walk than the other two are, but it doesn't make that much of a difference. I'd maybe say the Elements has more of a social reputation than it used to as during the time I've been here 'The Forge' and 'The Elements' were always seen as the two most social accommodations. If you're looking for somewhere quiet to work all the time as a postgrad then I'd maybe stay clear from The Elements and The Forge but if you still want that social aspect then I say why not?

Lucy - Digital Student Ambassador SHU
Original post by hallamstudents
Hey there @larajharrods !
The Forge has recently (in the past year) been taken over by a lovely new letting agent who have worked hard to modernise the property and overall make it so much more of a fun place to live. It is no longer a Unite accommodation and I believe this was in order to bolster its reputation and make it a brighter place to live. They host events in the reception areas to help people socialise and meet new people and when you book you can see who's living in what flat in terms of year of study and whether they're an undergraduate or postgraduate.

I would also agree about Cosmos, it's a lovely high-rise accommodation with lots of social areas and different room types to choose from. It's important to remember that not everyone shares the same opinions about accommodations and that the experience is what you make of it. I also agree that the Elements is a great choice for student accommodation, although a couple more minutes of a walk than the other two are, but it doesn't make that much of a difference. I'd maybe say the Elements has more of a social reputation than it used to as during the time I've been here 'The Forge' and 'The Elements' were always seen as the two most social accommodations. If you're looking for somewhere quiet to work all the time as a postgrad then I'd maybe stay clear from The Elements and The Forge but if you still want that social aspect then I say why not?

Lucy - Digital Student Ambassador SHU

Oh I had no idea that The Forge had been taken over, thats really good to hear and been a long time coming! In that case I stand corrected so thanks for the update! I also agree, not everybody shares the same opinions regarding accommodation, however OP stated they're a MSc student & from personal experience I would avoid the social/party aspect entirely as noise and parties from excitable freshers is the last thing you want when you're trying to sleep lol. The things I would do to be a fresher again! Life seemed so simple back then haha
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Original post by larajharrods
No worries at all, I'm glad to help. There are a lot of accommodations that are popular with international students, most of which are in the city centre near the city campus. Cosmos has a lot of international students from china, middle east etc and is very diverse! It has a mixture of Hallam and UoS students there too so it's a lovely environment. I have stayed here and would recommend. It is in the perfect location, great transport links, near supermarkets & shops. Close to city centre, on a main road and it's always busy. Security always working at the front desk and nobody can access without a key card. You can collect parcels any time of the day/night as well!

LIV student also has a notable amount of international students, however there are more first years UG students staying at LIV, and it can be noisier. If you do stay in any student halls/accommodation please ask to stay with other PG students who are studying for masters or PhD and your experience will be much better!

A lot of the international students I knew at Sheffield stayed in Cosmos, Liv, Hollis Croft, Vita, Bailey Fields, Steelworks; but beware some of these are a further walk from collegiate campus.


Truly grateful for your reply. You solved a lot of confusion in my mind. Thanks!
Can I know the start date for master course for Jan 2024 in Sheffeild hallam University?
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Original post by Yashavanth. M
Can I know the start date for master course for Jan 2024 in Sheffeild hallam University?

Still haven't received the exact start date.
Original post by Yashavanth. M
Can I know the start date for master course for Jan 2024 in Sheffeild hallam University?


Hi,

Thank you for your question - I would advise to email your course leader to ask for the specific start date as it can vary from course to course.

Feel free to ask any more questions and we will do our best to answer them for you. Best of luck with your studies! :smile:

Many thanks,
Phoebe

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